Calling all community solar supporters: We need your help!

Calling all community solar supporters: We need your help!

Dear Supporters of Community Solar,

 

Once again we need your help. The community solar draft regulations have not been issued by the Public Service Commission (PSC), even though the bill was passed last October 2013! First we were told they would be issued in March, then May, then July. Now we are not hearing anything!

 

Please write or call the DC Council and ask for their help. Ask your DC Counsel representative to  demand that the DC Public Service Commission act in the public interest. Tell them to focus on finishing the community solar regulations BEFORE they work on the Exelon Merger! Below is a sample email you can use when contacting the Council.

 

It is extremely important that the PSC pass these regulations. The Maryland, DC, and Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association put together a letter outlining the impact these delays are having on the DC solar market.

 

Thank you for your help!

 

Anya Schoolman
President
DC Solar United Neighborhoods

Sample Email to the DC Council

Email for DC Council:   dccouncil@dccouncil.us

Subject: Inquiry on the status of the Community Renewables Energy Act

Dear Councilmembers,

I am writing to inquire about the status of the Community Renewables Energy Act of 2013. This groundbreaking legislation was passed in October 2013, yet the Public Service Commission has, to date, failed to issue regulations for  the implementation of this important new policy. 

Please require that the PSC provide a deadline, before the end of the calendar year, for when the final regulations will be issued. Their delay is preventing hundreds of solar projects from being installed in the District, hampering job creation and our ability to meet our city’s sustainability requirements.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME